UGC NET Exam Dates(OUT) 2021 | Exam on May 2nd to 17th 2021


University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a national-level exam conducted in order to select candidates for only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges.

You should know that you can apply till 30 years of your age (reservation is available) for UGC NET JRF. There is no age limit for appearing in the NET Exam for the post of Assistant Professor.

UGC NET Exam Dates 2021: Education Minister releases Exam Dates for JRF & Assistant Professor

You must know the various important dates before apply for UGC NET 2021 Application Form. You should know that the application is fully online mode. It will help you to create your study plan for the remaining period before the exam.

UGC NET Exam Dates have Been Announced by Education Minister “Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal NIshank” through Twitter, According to Sources, UGC NET Exam 2021 for JRF and Assistant Professor will begin from May 2nd, 2021 and Continues till 17th May 2021.

Here is what he Twitted,


UGC NET Exam consists of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Here you will find the time schedule for both papers. National Testing Agency, NTA has released the official UGC NET  2021 Exam Dates as given below.


Dec 2020 Session 

Release of UGC NET June 2021 Official Notification

February 2, 2021

UGC NET 2020 Registration to begin on

 February 2, 2021

Last day to submit UGC NET 2020 Application Form

March 3, 2021

Issue of UGC NET 2020 Admit Cards

Yet to Announce

UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 17th May 2021

Release of UGC NET Result

June 2021

Exclusive UGC NET 2021 Time Schedule

You should know UGC NET exam time schedule has not been released yet.

We have provided the Time Schedule based on previous exams. It will be held in two shifts per day – 9:30 AM-12:30 PM and 2:30-5:30 PM.

You should note that for December 2021 exam, no break was given to candidates between paper-I and -II. Candidates can check the complete UGC NET time Table from below:

UGC NET Exam Events

UGC NET Exam timings for Shift-1

UGC NET Exam timings for Shift-2

Timing of examination

9.30 am- 12.30 pm

2.30 pm- 5.30 pm

Duration of examination

3 hours

Entry into the examination center

7.30 am – 8.30 am

12.30 pm -1.30 pm

Entry in the examination hall/ room

8.45 am- 9.00 am

1.45 pm- 2.00 pm

Instructions by the invigilators

9.15 am -9.25 am

2.15 pm- 2.25 pm

Test commences

9.30 am

2.30 pm

Test concludes

12.30 pm

5.30 pm

Subject Wise & Shift-Wise UGC NET Dates & Timings 

Here you can check the subject- and shift-wise schedule of the UGC NET December 2019 exam for reference:

UGC ET Exam Dates & Timings

UGC NET ExamShifts

UGC NET Subject Codes & Names

December 2, 2019


(9.30 AM-12.30 PM)

067 Archaeology

060 Buddhist, Jaina Gandhian and Peace Studies

071 Folk Literature

082 Forensic Science

039 French (French Version)

006 History

084 Kashmiri

085 Konkani

031 Linguistics

063 Mass Communication and Journalism

066 Museology & Conservation

016 Music

083 Pali

065 Performing Art-Dance/Drama/Theatre

042 Persian

091 Prakrit

041 Russian

095 Santali

040 Spanish

December 2, 2019


(2.30-5.30 PM)

029 Arabic

080 Geography

037 Gujarati

059 Library and Information Science

034 Nepali

004 Psychology

024 Punjabi

December 3, 2019


(9.30 AM-12.30 PM)

011 Defence and Strategic Studies

033 Dogri

001 Economics/Rural Economics/Co-Operation/Demography/Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/Applied Economics/Development Economics/Business Economics

088 Electronic Science

038 Marathi

090 Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies

043 Rajasthani

025 Sanskrit

081 Social Medicine and Community Health

070 Tribal and Regional Language Literature

074 Women Studies

December 3, 2019


(2.30-5.30 PM)

009 Education

021 Kannada

058 Law

015 Population Studies

014 Public Administration

101 Sindhi

027 Telugu

December 4, 2019



(9.30 AM-12.30 PM)


036 Assamese

087 Computer Science and Applications

068 Criminology

092 Human Rights and Duties

023 Oriya

010 Social Work

028 Urdu

December 4, 2019


(2.30-5.30 PM)

046 Adult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/Non-Formal Education

007 Anthropology

032 Chinese

072 Comparative Literature

062 Comparative Study of Religions

044 German

012 Home Science

050 Indian Culture

045 Japanese

055 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management

018 Maithili

017 Management (including Business Administration Management/Marketing/Marketing Management/Industrial Relations and Personnel Management /Personnel Management /Financial Management /Co-Operative Management)

035 Manipuri

003 Philosophy

047 Physical Education

093 Tourism Administration and Management

December 5, 2019


(9.30 AM-12.30 PM)

049 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

019 Bengali

094 Bodo

089 Environmental Sciences

020 Hindi

December 5, 2019


(2.30-5.30 PM)

022 Malayalam

002 Political Science

005 Sociology

026 Tamil

December 6, 2019



(9.30 AM-12.30 PM)


030 English

073 Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/Navya Vyakarna/Vyakarna/Mimansa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka Darsana/Shukla Yojurveda/Madhv Vedanta/Dharma Sastra/Sahitya/Puranotihasa/Ag Ama)  

079 Visual Art iIncluding Drawing and Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

100 Yoga

December 6, 2019


(2.30-5.30 PM)

008 Commerce

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